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Ultrasound shows solid mass on throat, What could this be?

Ultrasound shows solid mass on throat, What could this be?

Depends on where : From the point of view of anatomy where exactly it is will determine what it may be. Certainly a large lymph node may be a good thought . So it depends on what the doctor reading the study says compared to the throat. Best talk to you doctor. Also a CT may be needed to really see what is going on. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I want to know what a lump is on my throat is but it doesn't show up on ultrasound. What kinds of lumps cannot be seen on ultrasound imaging?

I want to know what a lump is on my throat is but it doesn't show up on ultrasound. What kinds of lumps cannot be seen on ultrasound imaging?

Globus: Globus hystericus, or globus pharyngitis, is a sensation of a lump in the throat, with no pathology. If there is no pain, and swallowing is normal, then it's probably globus. If you have a palpable neck lump, or pain, or abnomal swallowing, then there is something wrong and you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

Have it worked up: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with me 18 months ago. Clear blood tests. Ultrasound of neck shows several lymph nodes but all under 1cm. Is this ok or could it be lymphoma?

Diagnosed with me 18 months ago. Clear blood tests. Ultrasound of neck shows several lymph nodes but all under 1cm. Is this ok or could it be lymphoma?

< 1 cm SA = good: Lymph nodes with short axis measurements of less than 1 cm are not, technically, considered adenopathy, although widespread early metastatic disease cannot be excluded (would require a pet scan). The lack of anything else worrisome per history is reassuring. I don't know what "me" is, but ultrasound surveillance of the neck nodes in 4-6 months to ensure stability would be helpful. ...Read more

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What could cause only the lymph nodes on the left side of my neck to be swollen (2cm) and have a tender feeling especially to touch, that an ultrasound wont show?

What could cause only the lymph nodes on the left side of my neck to be swollen (2cm) and have a tender feeling especially to touch, that an ultrasound wont show?

Enlarged neck node: Although infection in sinus and throat can lead to enlarged neck nodes, biopsied will be needed if it persists to rule out lymphoma and other head and neck malignancy. ...Read more

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My nuchal ultrasound shows the measurement at 2.1mm of the neck at 13w 2d. Is this bad?

My nuchal ultrasound shows the measurement at 2.1mm of the neck at
 13w 2d. Is this bad?

No: st this gestational age, an increased risk of trisomy is not seen until the neck fold thickness is near 3mm ...Read more

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What does ultrasound show in assessing swollen lymph nodes in my neck?

What does ultrasound show in assessing swollen lymph nodes in my neck?

Size Characteristics: The exam will show the size and evaluate if the normal architecture of the lymph nodes has been preserved or disrupted. The thyroid will probably be examined to check for any evidence of tumor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows small reactive lymph node in neck which has been there 15 weeks+ bloods are normal and I have been refered to ENT. Worry?

Ultrasound shows small reactive lymph node in neck which has been there 15 weeks+ bloods are normal and I have been refered to ENT. Worry?

Don't worry too much: There is a network of lymph nodes in the head/ neck region. When you have a cold or upper respiratory infection, sometimes they become more prominent. They usually go back to normal in time. Sometimes they don't. If they stay enlarged, then it's worth taking a closer look by having one removed and tested. Most times they are just chronic inflammation, but it can be infection or rarely cancer. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more